Upcycling and Repurposing Ideas for Lighting

by Dinah Wulf
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One of my favorite FAVORITE things to do is go antique shopping…well, mostly window shopping. I find so much inspiration when I’m out and about. It’s trash to treasure at its finest! Last weekend, my best friend and I went to the Orange Circle and perused all the antique shops. I found a lot of […]

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

by Dinah Wulf
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

Disclosure: Thank you to Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto for sponsoring this trip and post. All opinions are 100% my own. Where do I begin? I attempted to summarize four fun-filled days and three nights about my trip to Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto in one blog post.  It […]

Bloggy Boot Camp Dallas 2013

by Dinah Wulf
BBC Dallas

I mentioned earlier this month that I was so excited about attending Bloggy Boot Camp Dallas this year. My friend Tara from A Spectacled Owl and I made flight and hotel arrangements to attend months ago. It seemed like it couldn’t come fast enough and now I can’t believe it’s already over. Here is a […]

Architectural Salvage Shopping

by Dinah Wulf
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Last weekend, my husband and I decided to do some shopping at our favorite architectural salvage places in Los Angeles.  We had just finished our floors (here are our floors before) and now we needed to look for some new pieces to fit our updates.  I just wanted to share with you what I saw […]

Antique Shopping in Wisconsin

by Dinah Wulf
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My husband and I went to visit his parents in Wisconsin recently and we had such a nice visit.  My Mother-In-Law and I got to go shopping a few times but I have to say, my favorite shopping outing with her was our antique shopping trip.  This is probably because antique shopping in Wisconsin is […]

Skinny Cow Thrift Store Shopping Mission

by Dinah Wulf
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Woohoo!!! It’s FINALLY time to show you the result of Mission #2 and announce my next Sponsored Skinny Cow Mission #3! If you recall I announced my exciting partnership with Skinny Cow and shared my WoCavé and my sanctuary, my craft room.  My first mission was to have a fun craft day with my best […]

Inheriting Our Planet Is Here!

by Dinah Wulf
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I am so excited to announce the launch of my new website, Inheriting Our Planet!  Woo hoo!  Inheriting Our Planet is another eco-friendly site that is geared towards teaching our future generations through educating our families in a creative way.  It includes another part of my life that you don’t see on DIY Inspired.  What […]

Elevate Blog Conference 2013

by Dinah Wulf
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Recently I the honor of attending the Elevate Blog Conference 2013 hosted by Summer from Made by Munchies Mama, Jen from Delightful Deets, and Nichole from Yeung Mother Hubbard.  {Via} It was held at the beautiful Newport Dunes in sunny Newport Beach California.  The cool yet sunny weather was perfect that day.  The girls were […]

Mom 2.0 Summit 2013

by Dinah Wulf
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Sometimes as a Mom Blogger, you feel alone.  Friends and family who are not Bloggers really have no idea how much work is entailed with running a business like this from home, while running your household as well.  This is why, when you ask another Mommy Blogger, rather Influencer or Publisher, they’ll admit that a […]

Retail Shopping DIY Inspiration

by Dinah Wulf
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The other day I went shopping for inspiration.  I shop for inspiration because I’m too cheap to buy anything and always think in my head… hey… I can make that myself.  It’s a sickness.  Don’t judge me.  I love to go to mid-ranged and high end stores and boutiques to see what’s new and trending.  […]

The Groves Antique Market

by Dinah Wulf
The Groves Antique Market

My family and I love to spend weekends outside.  Lucky for us, there are a lot of fun places to go and things to do here in Southern California.  I always enter local flea markets in my phone’s calendar for months ahead of time.  That way, if we are bored or can’t think of what […]

Places To Go: Arenbeology

by Dinah Wulf
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My family and I were out one day shopping in Costa Mesa.  While in route, I almost caused a car accident because I saw a sign on the side of the road that said, “100% Reclaimed Wood”, and yelled out for my husband to stop. Being used to this, he pulled over without question. The […]

Introducing Our New Home

by Dinah Wulf
New Home-DIY Inspired

Yay! We recently purchased a new home and of course since blog is such a big and important part of my life I thought it’d be appropriate to share some pictures with you.  AND of course our new home will be the source of many DIY projects to come! Here it is! I’ve owned homes […]

Long Beach Antique Swap Meet

by Dinah Wulf
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Every time I attend the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet I have the best time.  This time, last weekend, I went by myself and I STILL loved every second of it. I spent two and a half hours meandering around, admiring each vintage find, examining unknown artifacts, and meeting friendly vendors. I spoke to a father […]

Nutcracker Craft Fair

by Dinah Wulf
Nutcracker Craft Fair

I decided to check out the Nutcracker Craft Fair at the Brea Community Center, 695 E. Madison Way in Brea, California.  After all, admission was only $2 and parking was free! There were over 250 vendors displaying one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, decor, handmade items and collectibles. The best part is that all the proceeds benefit the […]

Piecemakers Junk in the Trunk Market

by Dinah Wulf
Peacemakers

One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is check out local flea markets. There are a few free publications that I check out once a month. I gather them all, sit down for about an hour and I enter all the events from South Orange County to Los Angeles into my Blackberry.  […]

Pasadena Architectural Salvage

by Dinah Wulf
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The vintage long wash sink turned planter in the front says it all.  The unknown history of the cracks and rusty legs fascinates me. Gayle’s Pasadena Architectural Salvage is the epitome of eco-friendly design. Their main objective is to salvage architecturally antique items, both commercial and residential destined for the landfill. The reclamation industry is […]

6 Tips for Going to Estate Sales

by Dinah Wulf

6 Tips for Going to Estate Sales Estate sales are great places to get inspiration and find your next DIY project. Rare finds including vintage pieces and antiques are the best pieces to repurpose, collect, salvage, or display in your home. A great online source to find Estate Sales in your area is Estatesales.net.  This […]

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